Who we are

We are a biomedical computing research laboratory at Oregon Health and Science University with affiliations to the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Computational Biology Program. Laboratory research themes include:

Molecular variation and human health - We develop computational methods that mine large biomedical datasets to undercover features in the genome or cellular microenvironment that impact human health. Active projects focus on detecting cancerous mutations in blood ("liquid biopsies") and computational methods for tumor immunotherapy, where the body's immune system is used to fight cancer.

Data-intensive Science - We develop computational tools and infrastructure that can efficiently process large scientific datasets and help investigators make sense of downstream results. We are team members of Galaxy, a Web-based system for data analysis in a Web browser that is used across the world. We are working to enhance Galaxy through visual analytics, machine learning, and cloud computing.

Laboratory news

Paper: Bio-compute objects-a step towards evaluation and validation of bio-medical scientific computations
New Paper: Bio-compute objects
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Dec 14th 2016

The Goecks Lab has moved to Oregon Health and Science University
Lab has moved!
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Oct 15th 2016

Paper: Impact of germline and somatic missense variations on drug binding sites
New Paper: The impact of missense mutations on drug binding sites
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Mar 24th 2016

DC CFAR Pilot Award to study HIV genetic diversity
Award to study HIV genetic diversity
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Feb 16th 2016

Jeremy joins GWU Biochemistry and Systems Biology Graduate Program
New way for graduate students to join the lab
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Feb 5th 2016

G-OnRamp BD2K Poster
G-OnRamp Poster at the annual BD2K Meeting
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Dec 4th 2015

NIH BD2K Education Award
Developing educational tools for big data biology.
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Oct 8th 2015

NSF GoLife Grant
National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to Study Fish Evolution
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Oct 7th 2015

New Website
New and improved laboratory website.
Posted by Jeremy Goecks on Oct 6th 2015